Hospital Team is a hit or miss
Veterinary Assistant (Former Employee) – Fountain Valley, CA – July 5, 2018
I've worked several roles at several different hospital locations, and the biggest key is the hospital team when working for this company. Some locations have a great team that works well and willing to help and work as a TEAM. Then there are some locations where there is no team effort and in the environment, it makes the work day hard and nearly impossible. Also the practice manager is a big weight on that team effort, I have had some GREAT PM and also some sh*tty ones also. If you're able to find a team that works well, it's a fun environment with great opportunities to move around the practice. I started as a CSC and worked my way to VA, wanted to move up to PM but changed career paths.
Lastly although the veterinarians are technically not your boss, they have a huge impact on your environment at work. If they suck, work that day will suck and be stressful. If they're awesome, everything is awesome (cue the Lego movie theme). I've worked with both, i've seen people quit because of sucky vets and that's a bummer. Upper management needs to work on checking up the vets are much as they do the rest of the team.
Small teams means less flexibility in scheduling